Radiology Interest Group In the Department of Radiology

Education

There are both courses and clinical rotations in Radiology available to Stanford Medical School students. For your convenience, they are summarized here.

Courses

Stanford Courses in Radiology 

Clinical Rotations

Stanford Radiology Clerkships 

RAD 301A. Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Clerkship
Designed to familiarize students with the interpretation of medical images and nuclear medicine studies. The clerkship consists of four weeks of combination seminar and lecture sessions of approximately 3-5 hours per day, with special emphasis on methods used in interpreting chest radiographs, cardiac series, abdominal films, bone films and routine nuclear medicine investigations. Introductory sessions concerning ultrasound, CT and MRI examinations, and mammography are also included. In the mornings, students become acquainted with the workings of a radiology department, observe the performance of a variety of diagnostic procedures, and gain some understanding of these procedures from the standpoint of the patient. Some time is devoted to individual study of teaching film files. Emphasis of the clerkship is on correlating radiographic or nuclear medicine findings and clinical data in order to arrive at differential diagnoses. Indications for various examinations and radiographic and clinical methods of further exploration of suspected abnormalities are stressed. A comprehensive final examination must be passed. Students who plan to be absent for more than two days should not elect this clerkship for that period. Students must be present on last day of clerkship for final exam. No credit will be given if student has more than 2 absences from scheduled sessions other than for illness. This clerkship is limited to Stanford students only.
Director: Robert Mindelzun
Coord: Roz Temple, (650-725-8018), Room S056, Grant Building.

RAD 302A. Nuclear Medicine Clerkship
Acquaints students with the basic principles of nuclear medicine, the instrumentation used, the gamut of procedures available, and the judgments used to select specific diagnostic or therapeutic procedures and interpret results. The experience should be especially helpful for students planning a career in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, cardiology, or oncology. The student experience includes instruction in radiologic physics, instrumentation, responsibility for selected isotopic procedures, daily teaching rounds for review of all cases studies, and special conferences.
Director: I. Ross McDougall.
Coord: Mairead Barroso (650-725-4711), H0101.

RAD 303A. Specialty Clerkship in Diagnostic Radiology
Provides further experience for students considering a career in radiology or other specialties. Opportunities are provided for students to spend time actually working on day-to-day diagnostic problems encountered by the various subspecialty groups. A total of 12 students can be accommodated in groups of two for periods of two weeks in two of the subspecialties or one month in one of the subspecialties. These subspecialties include chest and oncologic radiology, cardiovascular radiology, pediatric radiology, gastrointestinal radiology, mammography, urologic radiology, neuroradiology, and bone, ultrasound, CT studies, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Director: Robert Mindelzun.
Coord: Roz Temple, (650-725-8018), Room S056, Grant Building.

RAD 304A. Pediatric Radiology Clerkship
Provides exposure to the concepts and practice of pediatric radiology insofar as it differs from adult radiology. Students accompany faculty through the daily schedule of assignments, including film interpretation, examination of patients, and conferences. Reading assignments related to specific conditions encountered at LPCH will be made, and one-to-one discussions will explore the adequacy of information available and indicate questions that require further investigation.
Director: Richard Barth.
Coord: Roz Temple, (650-725-8018), Room S056, Grant Building.

RAD 398A. Clinical Elective in Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in Diagnostic Radiology or Nuclear Medicine, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department. The student must make individual arrangements with a faculty member in Diagnostic Radiology or Nuclear Medicine. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptorís name and email address to add this clerkship.
Director: Robert Mindelzun.
Coord: Roz Temple, (650-725-8018), Room S056, Grant Building.

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